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incubateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈɪŋ·kjəˌbeɪt, ˈɪn-/
to keep something warm, causing it to develop, esp. to keep eggs warm until the young are born: Condors incubate only one egg and raise one chick at a time. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that incubate in forest animals, such as mice.
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